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Is Muscular dystrophy passed down through generations

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Is Muscular dystrophy passed down through generations
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 8 months ago.

Hello

Yes

Genetically it is a recessive trait.

It depends on which parent has the trait, or both.

A certain percentage of the children will inherit the trait.

If a male inherits it, since males only have one x chromosome, then they will have duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Girls have two X chromosomes, so they are not likely to get it unless both parents pass on the trait.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for this question

There are many many types of muscular dystrophy

some are inherited and some are not.

Some are spontaneous mutations.

Do you have this in your family?

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

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